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After the devastating Carlton Complex Fire that deeply affected the communities and economy of the Methow Valley, our Legislature is taking action to respond to our natural disaster, including providing funding...

Feb. 27, 2015

Sometimes legislators struggle with the intricacies of what a bill would do, the consequences of the bill, and whether the pros outweigh the cons. Not every bill and every vote is a...

Feb. 26, 2015

Greetings from Olympia! We are into the second month of the 105-day session here at the Capitol, and committees are busy holding public hearings on bills. Some of those bills will...

Feb. 20, 2015

Jack Yount, a student from Wenatchee High School, traveled to Olympia Feb. 9-13 and served as a page in the state House of Representatives for the second time.

Feb. 19, 2015

Rep. Hawkins discusses the session calendar and deadlines and shares about constituents who traveled to Olympia recently.

Feb. 12, 2015

A bill to help schools restore infrastructure in the aftermath of natural disasters was approved by the House of Representatives today by a vote of 96-0.

Feb. 9, 2015

Emily Stevens, a student from Okanogan High School, traveled to Olympia Jan. 25- 30 and served as a page in the state House of Representatives. She was sponsored by her 12th...

Feb. 3, 2015

The House Education Committee heard my proposal to provide a model policy for schools following a natural disaster that affects infrastructure. Pateros Superintendent Lois Davies and Jon Wyss, chair of the...

Jan. 29, 2015

Carlton Complex fire economic recovery proposal receives public hearing; House approves $1.2 million for recovery A proposal to provide funding for economic recovery in Okanogan County after the devastating Carlton Complex...

Jan. 29, 2015

This year's legislative session in Olympia has just begun. In an odd-numbered year like 2015, the state constitution provides 105 days for the Legislature to develop a two-year operating budget. Education...

Jan. 23, 2015